NASA Space Apps Manila 2017 Pre-event Meetup

Fri, April 21, 2017, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Sat, Apr 29, 2017, 8:00 AM – Register Here
Sun, Apr 30, 2017, 7:00 PM Philippine Standard Time

DLS-CSB Taft Auditorium
2544 Taft Avenue
Manila, NCR 1004

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A Global Community

Space Apps is an international hackathon that occurs over 48 hours in cities around the world. Because of citizens like you, we continue to grow each year. If you haven’t already, join us to share ideas and engage with open data to address real-world problems, on Earth and in space. Work alone or with a team to solve challenges that could help change the world.

The World Needs Your Ideas

Part of the Open Government Partnership, Space Apps is an annual event that pulls citizens together regardless of their background or skill level. Don’t let the name fool you… it’s not just about apps! Tackle a challenge using robotics, data visualization, hardware, design and many other specialties! Inspire each other while you learn and create using stories, code, design and, most of all, YOUR ideas. Show us your problem-solving skills and share your talents with the world!

Come Join in this Collaborative, Problem-Solving, Open Innovation Competition!

Since its inception in 2012, NASA’s International Space Apps Challenge has become the world’s largest global hackathon! Thousands of citizens across the globe, just like you, have worked with NASA data and products to build innovative solutions to challenges we face on Earth and in space!

Last year, Space Apps 2016 presented participants with 26 challenges in the fields of Technology, Aeronautics, Space Station, Solar System, Earth, and Journey to Mars. Some of the most popular challenges included creating a crowdsourced platform to compare environmental changes with symptoms of respiratory disease, building an educational app to help young students locate the moon, or developing an app to support local drone operators. See the graphic at the bottom of this page for statistics from 2016.

This year, WE INVITE YOU to be a part of Space Apps on April 29th-30th, 2017! We are excited to welcome you to use NASA resources to address challenges that we face on our home planet, Earth!

Whether you are a newcomer, or a seasoned hackathon veteran; a beginner or an expert; a student, an entrepreneur, a technologist, a scientist, a designer, a storyteller, an artist, or an individual with your unique skills and ideas; EACH AND EVERY ONE OF YOU has the capacity to bring about paradigm-shifting innovations.

With opportunities to participate in person and virtually, YOU can join this unprecedented international collaboration between government agencies, organizations, and academic institutions, and leverage NASA data and products to design solutions to scientific and environmental challenges.

Take a look at the challenges for this year! Our theme is all about Earth, so, here’s a preview of the five categories of challenges that you will solve!

If you will join the hackathon, please register here:

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The event is open to everyone who wants to be part of the Space Apps Challenge (professionals, hobbyists, students [even non-DLS-CSB], etc.)

Important Notes for participants: (required reading)

  1. De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde (DLS-CSB) is besides the LRT Vito Cruz station and across De La Salle University. Fastest way to the venue is to take the LRT to Vito Cruz. The exact venue for the jam is the Augusto-Rosario Gonzalez (ARG) Theater 5th Floor Solomon Hall.
  2. The event is open to everyone (professionals, hobbyist, and students) – this is NOT a DLS-CSB exclusive event it is open to non-CSB students / faculty.
  3. As part of DLS-CSB Security Policy – walk-ins for this event will not be allowed. Registration for Space Apps Challenge Manila 2017 will lock on April 26, 2017 at 6:00PM. Please print and present the e-Ticket in the morning of April 29, 2017 (registration area).
  4. Participants are expected to bring a valid ID, their own laptops / machines and extension cords.
  5. IT Peripherals should be clearly indicated during the e-Ticket registration. It is advised that participants should have a back-up print-out of all laptops, gadgets that will be brought in DLS-CSB premises. The document should item gadgets / IT peripherals that you will be bringing in the campus. Indicate serial number/s, brand and make (color) and gadget type.
  6. There is an active Wifi during the hackathon but particpants are advised to bring their own post-paid / pre-paid internet dongles as a back-up
  7. Participants are required to wear their Space Apps ID’s at all times. ID’s will be issued prior during on-site registration.
  8. Participants are expected to abide to DLS-CSB house rules (to be explained during the 1st day of the Space Apps Challenge).
  9. Particpants are to coordinate with the Marshalls regarding health concerns.
  10. Participants can buy food through the plenty of establishments around the area. Note: Participants can eat their bought meals, snacks, etc., at the ground floor of DLS-CSB (Green Way Hall). Food is not allowed at the ARG Theater.
  11. Bring toiletries and change of clothes for the event duration. Bathrooms are located at the floor above the ARG Theater.
  12. Tobacco / Cigarettes (including electronic cigarettes) as well as alchololic beverages are prohibited. Smokers who want to take a smoking break are advised to go off-campus. Security / marshalls will also not allow intoxicated particapants to continue to be part of Space Apps Challenge.
  13. For those not staying in campus during hackathon, DLS-CSB is implementing a curfew of 10:00PM (for security reasons). That means if you plan to go home and rest you need to leave campus premises on or before the curfew time. No one will be allowed to go in or out of campus come curfew. The campus will be open for you guys by 6AM.
  14. Participants are required to do their apps at the venue (ARG Theater). Those who will be going home (to rest) must be in DLS-CSB (ARG Theater) premises by 9AM to continue with the hackathon.
  15. Minors are not allowed.